2023 New Books
I am writing a prequel to the 'Realm of Magic' series. The first book, 'The Winter Prince,' will be out soon. The story follows the Draconus royal family set 1,000 years ago. Prince Tarquin Draconus, an ancestor of the heroine Taliesin from the original books, is on a quest to find a magical sword, three magical amulets, and a twin sister. In this epic medieval fantasy, Prince Tarquin discovers he is half- Dracon, a race of dragons able to turn into humans. He was born to fulfill an ancient prophecy that would determine the fate of the kingdom of Arkadia. Readers may recall the magical sword Ringerike in the original series, again featured along with its first owner, the Lorian prince, Prince Korax Sanqualous of the Raven Clan, who later fights Prince Tarquin for the throne of Caladonia. The series is full of battles, dragon magic, and romance. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new trilogy.
Further news - On April 11, 2003, the anthology 'The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie' was released by Blackstone Publishing - The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie | Blackstone Publishing. My short story, 'Cold White Ones' reviewed by Kirkus, is mentioned as a 'standout story'. Read the review at https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/bryan-thomas-schmidt/the-hitherto-secret-experiements-of-marie-curie/. You can also read personal interviews from all contributing authors, at https://horrorbuzz.com/print/marie-curie/. The stories are sci-fi/horror. The hardback book is beautiful and currently a best-seller on Amazon.com. The audiobook is available - The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie by Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Henry Herz, various authors - Audiobook - Audible.com
I also encourage you to read my short story 'Blood and Honor' (involving a trans-Marine battling an ancient Alien queen and a female Predator on a hostile planet) in the recently published 'Aliens vs Predator' Ultimate Prey' on Amazon.com. Check out what fans say at Aliens vs. Predators: Ultimate Prey | Xenopedia | Fandom. The audiobook is available at Aliens vs. Predators: Ultimate Prey Audiobook by Jonathan Maberry (audiobookstore.com).